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  • Blog Post: Tip of the Day: DHCP Policy Based Assignment (PBA)

    Today’s tip… In Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, DHCP Policy Based Assignment (PBA) allows an administrator to configure policies based on information in the client DHCP request.  If the client matches the policy, then the client can be provided with IP addresses from a specific range or specific network...
  • Blog Post: Tip of the Day: DHCP Failover

    Today’s tip… In Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, DHCP Failover provides standards based lease synchronization between two nodes hosting the same scope. If one server becomes unavailable, clients can get leases from the reachable server. DHCP Failover is an easy to deploy, and easy to manage, solution for...
  • Blog Post: Tip of the Day: Replicating Scopes in DHCP Failover

    Today’s tip… In Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, DHCP Failover automatically synchronizes leases.  However, configuration changes on one server in the failover relationship do not automatically get replicated to the partner.  Configuration changes can be manually replicated by choosing the “Replicate...
  • Blog Post: Tip of the Day: DHCP client and Web Proxy Auto-Discovery

    Today’s tip… Starting with Windows 8, the DHCP client requests the Web Proxy Auto-Discovery (WPAD) configuration from DHCP as part of the default parameter request list during DHCP address acquisition.  If the Web Proxy Auto-Discovery option is configured in DHCP, the client will get the WPAD server...
  • Blog Post: Tip of the Day: DHCP PBA

    Today’s tip… Windows Server 2012 introduces Policy Based Assignment for DHCP. This new functionality allows administrators to better control IP assignment in their environment. Example: Here is a small DHCP scope I created from 192.168.5.1 to 192.168.5.25. Next I created policy for that scope with a...